Ancient Labrys Axe Pendant by St Justin of Penzance Pewter Pendant £18.00 Quantity: at £18.00 each Add To Basket Ancient Axe Pendant A small pewter ancient axe design pendant on 18″ tin-plated or surgical steel curb chain. This axe, known as a labrys, features a short handle with two half moon blades. The labrys is of Minoan origin and dates back to around 1500 BC. It was not used as a weapon but was worn by priestesses as an object of veneration, just as a cross is worn today.Width: 18mm Height: 36mm Chain length: 18 inch (45cm) Supplied in a satin and velvet-lined gift box. The venerable alloy of pewter is made of 92% tin, with copper and antimony to harden it and enhance casting. All of our St Justin Pewter products are LEAD FREE.